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Could the Cavaliers win a Kyrie Irving trade?

Kyrie Irving has requested a trade from the Cavs, looking for a place where he can be the focal point. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

On Friday, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported the stunning news that Kyrie Irving has asked the Cavaliers for a trade because he wants to be a larger focal point and no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James.

The timing of Irving's request will limit Cleveland's trade options in terms of teams that could offer a suitable replacement for Irving at point guard along with other picks or players to even things up in terms of value. However, Irving's value on the trade market might exceed his value on the court, depending how you rate his performance. So could the Cavaliers satisfy Irving's request and also improve their chances of winning a championship?